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Celebrity deaths, month by month, in 2014
The suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams touched off a national conversation about depression. The overdose deaths of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, model Peaches Geldof and heavy metal frontman Dave Brockie were grim reminders of the scourge of drug use.
Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor, dies at 90
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Police Lt. David Spicer, who dons protective body armor as part of his daily routine, will forever be grateful for the woman whose discovery of Kevlar fiber saved his life more than a decade ago - and has protected thousands of other officers and soldiers.

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